Tyiarah Adewakun is a 3L at Rutgers Law School and the Northeast Director of Pre-Law Affairs for the National Black Law Students Association. Tyiarah spent her early years in Bronx, New York before relocating to New Jersey where she now lives and attends school. At Rutgers Law, Tyiarah serves as the Managing Technology/Symposium Editor of Rutgers Race & the Law Review, a Clinical Law Student in the Education & Health Law Clinic, and as a member of the Minority Student Program. She served as Vice President for Rutgers Association of Black Law Students during the 2017-2018 term where she was responsible for organizing exam taking workshops, networking events, and scholarships to benefit the student body.
Prior to attending law school, Tyiarah attended Fairleigh Dickinson University where she studied Criminal Justice with a concentration in Legal Studies. During her time as an undergraduate student, she spent a semester abroad in Chengdu, China where she studied Mandarin, interned at a law firm, taught English, and worked with the US Consulate as a mentor for Chinese students who wanted to study in the US.
In her capacity as Northeast Director of Pre-Law Affairs, Tyiarah has been working to organize mentorship programs, workshops, scholarship opportunities, and other resources for Pre-Law students. She hopes to assist minority students in overcoming barriers that they may face in attending law school.
Tyiarah will graduate from law school in May of 2019 and is looking forward to beginning her legal career. She has always been interested in family law and intends to practice in this area after law school.